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RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewing innovation is about asking "what if?". What if we gave an IPA a new identity and used some of our favorite West Coast hops, with their grapefruit, piney, & tropical fruit character, in a lager? The result is this boldly hoppy & and flavorful brew with the crisp smoothness of a lager. Cheers!

MALT VARIETIES Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend and Munich malt
HOP VARIETIES Zeus, Simcoe, Citra, Ahtanum, Cascade, Centennial, and Nelson Sauvin hops


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a clear bronze/amber color with bubbles rising in the center toward a tw0-finger off-white head that lasts. Aroma is just as good as the appearance and as expected from an IPA: piney, grapefruit, lemon and some caramel. Body is light to medium with very lively carbonation. Taste is bitter with some sweetness in the middle. Seems like more than 5% ABV to me. Despite the hype on the bottle, this one exceeded my expectations: drinks like a lager but with the flavor of an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (1142) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Fruity aroma, hop, grass, caramel and malt. White lacing galore. Clear yellow-gold color. Thin body and fairly dry. Actually, it is quite dry. Not boozy at all. Strong lager? W

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1109) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Dark gold, foamy white head. Hops on the nose. Crisply bitter. Solid malt body, little oily in the mouth. finish is dry, refreshing and hoppy. Good lager.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arnold931 (1105) - Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Draft. A nice hoppy lager. Nose is nice sweet yeast and hops. Good sweetness and bitterness is the flavor. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Nice hoppy lager. Solid stuff. Chewy malty bitterness. Quaffable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1101) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle. Taste is a nice blend of assorted hops, hay, rye and citrus. Solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Another nice SA entry. Copper pour with a frothy head. Aroma is pine to me. The taste is well balanced with malt and hops.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (1081) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 17, 2014
Aroma: Medium-high hops, fruity. citrus, tropical fruit, Appearance: Body: hazy dark gold. Head: Medium fizzy white. Good retention. Flavour: Medium-high hops flavour, piney, resiny, grassy. Medium bitterness. Medium-light sweetness. Dry finish with lingering bitterness and resin. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation, creamy. Overall: Highly enjoyable. A complete surprise on flavour; powerful and bitter, very good. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Esme! 23. Specialty Beer 14C. Imperial IPA 10A. American Pale Ale

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1074) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Really impressed with this beer. I like the lagers and IPA style hopping it up is great!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (1071) - - NOV 29, 2015
amber color; grapefruit, citrusy aroma;a little bready malt in the aroma as well; lots of citrusy, grapefruit hop flavor with a light, clean, bready malt background


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